Franco, 47, becomes oldest player to homer

Updated: April 21, 2006, 3:42 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - The New York Mets must have known what they were doing when they signed Julio Franco to a two-year contract.Franco, 47, became the oldest player in major league history to hit a home run when he connected for a two-run, pinch-hit shot in the eighth inning Thursday night to help the New York Mets rally for a 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres.And he wants more."That won't be the last home run I hit, and I hope I hit one when I'm 50," said Franco, who has four career pinch-hit homers.He ...

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